BET+ ANNOUNCES “FIRST WIVES CLUB” SEASON TWO

02/27/20

Stars Ryan Michelle Bathe, Jill Scott, Michelle Buteau, RonReaco Lee, and Mark Tallman Will Revive Their Roles

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Principal Photography Set to Begin September 2020 in Atlanta, GA

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 26, 2020 – Today BET+ announced the second season pick-up for the hit series “FIRST WIVES CLUB” from Paramount Television Studios.  Season one followed best friends Ari (Ryan Michelle Bathe), Hazel (Jill Scott), and Bree (Michelle Buteau) as they reunited to help each other through rough patches in their lives. Tired of always being the ones to make sacrifices, they vowed to prioritize their friendship and have more fun. Along the way, the women learned that as long as they have each other, there's nothing they can't do and in season two, Ari, Hazel, and Bree will continue to find strength in their sisterhood. RonReaco Lee and Mark Tallman also revive their roles.  Principal photography is set to begin in September 2020 in Atlanta, GA.  “FIRST WIVES CLUB” season one is currently available to stream exclusively on BET+. 

“Tracy Oliver’s ‘FIRST WIVES CLUB’ has been hugely successful on BET+, served as one of our signature originals at launch and helped us quickly become the largest African American focused SVOD service,” said Devin Griffin, General Manager, BET+.  “Our subscribers loved season one and are eagerly awaiting season two.”

“I’m overwhelmed by all the love and support the first season has received from our audience. I’m beyond excited to work with BET and this amazing, hilarious cast on a second season! Let the hijinks and shenanigans begin,” said Tracy Oliver.

“FIRST WIVES CLUB” season one was met with huge fanfare as Bustle raved that “season two would be a welcome gift from the TV gods” and Jill Scott’s performance earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series.  Based on the popular 1996 film from Paramount Pictures, which featured Diane Keaton, Bette Midler, and Goldie Hawn, “FIRST WIVES CLUB” was one of the first series to help launch the #1 Black streaming platform, BET+. 

“FIRST WIVES CLUB” is executive produced and written by Tracy Oliver.  Karen Rosenfelt, Scott Rudin, Tony Hernandez also serve as executive producers.

For more information about “FIRST WIVES CLUB and BET+ visit the network’s official page at BET.com. Also, join the conversation on all social platforms @BET and @BETPlus.

ABOUT BET+

BET+ is a premium online streaming service with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including, hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content from the likes of Will Packer, Tracy Oliver and many more. Visit BET.com/BETPlus to learn more.

About BET Networks

BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news, and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in nearly 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa, and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET Networks around the globe.

About Paramount Television Studios

Paramount Television Studios is a leading studio, developing and financing a wide range of cutting-edge and entertaining television content across all media platforms for distribution worldwide. The studio’s robust slate includes Tom Clancy’s “Jack Ryan” (Amazon), “13 Reasons Why” (Netflix), “Maniac” (Netflix), “Made for Love” (HBO Max), “The Alienist” (TNT), “The Angel of Darkness” (TNT), “The Haunting of Hill House” (Netflix), “Catch-22” (Hulu), “First Wives Club” (BET+), “Looking for Alaska” (Hulu), “Defending Jacob” (Apple TV+), “Boomerang” (BET), “When the Street Lights Go On” (Quibi), “Shantaram” (Apple TV+), “Dream Team” (BET), “Briarpatch” (USA), “Home Before Dark” (Apple TV+), “Paradise Lost” (Spectrum Originals and Paramount Network), and “Berlin Station” (EPIX), among others. Paramount Television Studios is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA), a global content company with premier television, film and digital entertainment brands.

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